Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 75 degrees and a calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 51. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 73.

• Underpinning much of the discussion on the campaign trail in Southampton this year has been a chorus from predominantly working class areas of the town that they don’t believe their leaders are listening to their needs. Read More.

• Early voting in New York State starts this Saturday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 5. Here’s what you need to know about polling locations and hours, and stay tuned to our campaign coverage here — we are continuing our debate coverage throughout the weekend.

• The Riverhead Town Board has a packed agenda for its 10 a.m. work session this morning, including a discussion of code amendments regarding building size relative to lot size in industrial zones, cell towers, domesticated fowl and interference with fire alarm systems, SEQRA and the Long Island Work Force Housing Act. The board will also discuss the Towns Against Domestic Violence campaign. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a Full Moon Hike this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m., a nocturnal hike through the forest to North Pond, looking and listening for night creatures, for adults and families with children over 11.  Tickets are $20, or $20 for members and reservations are requested at quoguewildliferefuge.org.

• East Hampton Town will hold Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton. The event is an effort to rid homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. The Drug Take Back drop box will be located in the parking lot behind Town Hall. There is no need to remove labels or take pills out of containers. Simply toss in a disposable bag and drop them off at the drive-thru location. All forms of medication will be accepted with the exception of liquid medications, syringes and business/professional waste.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

October 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:11 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:19 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Greenport: 8:48 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:44 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:43 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:10 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:17 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:27 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:36 a.m., 5:56 p.m.

October 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:57 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:05 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Greenport: 8:34 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:33 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:29 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:56 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:03 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:18 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:27 a.m., 6:47 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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